Andy Green's main field of research is the comparative (historical and sociological) study of education and training systems, their origins and social and economic consequences.
He has a long-standing interest in education and state formation and has directed major cross-country comparative research projects on:
• skills formation and economic competitiveness in Europe and Asia;
• funding and regulation of lifelong learning
• convergences and divergences in European education and training systems
• education, inequality and social cohesion